LANDLORD RESOURCES
Landlord questions & concerns email landlords@achsng.com
Section 8 Tenants questions & concerns email s8tenants@achsng.com


VASH - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing PDF DOCUMENT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Veterans Affairs Administration have partnered together in an effort to provide long-term affordable housing to Homeless Veterans. Through the VASH Program the Allegheny County Housing Authority has been awarded funding to provide housing for Homeless Veterans and their families. The local Veterans Affairs Office will refer Homeless Veterans to the VASH Program. The Veterans will then be issued Vouchers through the Allegheny County Housing Authority. Our Veterans are in need of One and Two bedroom units. Many of our Veterans are in need of landlords who are able to accept service animals. If you are interested in helping Homeless Veterans and their families, have units available or have questions about the VASH program please email us at S8inspectors@achsng.com.


WORKSHOPS

SESSION: LANDLORD EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP - FREE to attend - Lunch Included! EVENT INFO
DATE/TIME: Friday, November 3, 2017; Registration 8:30AM - 8:45AM; Program 8:45AM - 3:00PM
VENUE: Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16601
PRESENTER: PAHRA
DESCRIPTION: Topics include: Eviction process, Rental Inspections, Veterans Housing, Prepared Renter Program (PREP), Signs of Illegal Activity, Fair Housing Regulations, Pest Infestation/Bed Bugs, Smart 911 Program, Q&A PAnel
CONTACT: Pre-Registr required by October 27, 2017; Email: shawna@operationourtown.org


ALLEGHENY COUNTY LEAD SAFE HOMES PROGRAM (updated 4/25/2017)

Allegheny County Lead Safe Homes Program - Cover Letter (PDF)

Allegheny County Lead Safe Homes Program - Brochure (PDF)

Allegheny County Economic Development is launching a new program identify and control lead-based paint hazards in approximately 175 eligible units by 2020, called the Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program. 


LEAD-BASED PAINT CERTIFICATION TRAINING (PDF)

Allegheny County Economic Development is launching a new program identify and control lead-based paint hazards in approximately 175 eligible units by 2020, called the Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program. 

As part of the Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program, we are introducing a new Contractor Training Program, which will make it possible for local residential contractors to get reimbursed for the training and certification costs associated with becoming state-certified lead and EPA-certified Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) contractors. Partial reimbursement is offered to all participants, and full reimbursement is available if the firm completes lead hazard control in two homes through the Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program. In addition to the training and certification costs, firms will be paid competitively for the jobs and could be eligible for further job opportunities through the Program.

The application is available here, listed under the Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Contractor Training Program.

TO BECOME A HCVP LANDLORD

What do I have to do to qualify as a HCVP landlord?
The landlord has to be willing to participate in the HCV program and have a unit that can pass inspection. Owners further qualify by attesting they are not related to the assisted family, that they have not been debarred by HUD and that they are the rightful owner of the property. This does not occur until the landlord selects a HCVP tenant. There is nothing an owner must do to pre-qualify or register as a landlord.

I want to list my unit for rent. How do I do that?
Landlords can list units free on the PA Housing Search website at www.PAHousingSearch.com.
Landlord questions regarding listing units for rent may be directed to 1-877-428-8844.

PLEASE VISIT the LANDLORDS Frequently Asked Questions resource at right for a complete description---->


The ACHA provides housing assistance to low-income families in the private rental market through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Participants pay their portion of the rent based on their income, and the Housing Authority pays the balance directly to the property owner. Units must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS), and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents and market rate comparable. Owners select their own tenants after the ACHA certifies the family's eligibility for the program. Once a tenant has been selected, the owner will receive and complete a Housing Packet. Once the ACHA receives the completed packet, the Housing Inspector will schedule an inspection.

After the unit passes inspection and the rent has been approved, the owner and the tenant enter into a lease agreement for an initial term of one (1) year. The owner is permitted to require a security deposit; however, the ACHA cannot pay the security deposit for the tenant. The ACHA and the owner enter into a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract, which allows the ACHA to pay rent to the owner on the tenant's behalf.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information about our Section 8 Voucher Program.


PARTNER PORTAL DIRECTIONS

With the Partner Portal, you will be able to manage your account online. You will have access to list your vacancies (and remove them when rented), schedule an HQS inspection without calling the Inspector (and report completion of repairs), update contact information, review your profile, upcoming re-certifications and view your Housing Assistance Payments.


EPA RESOURCES

Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home
Black & white PDF document Protect Your Family Pamphlet (19 pages @3MB) explaining the dangers of lead in your home and how to protect your family from lead-based paint hazards


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